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Death & Paper: A True Crime Story

Death & Paper: A True Crime Story
It's not every day that the paper industry and murder are mentioned in the same sentence—but a new documentary, Beyond Human Nature (2023), changes all that.

Beyond Human Nature is a true crime documentary that revisits the 1992 murder of Tom Monfils, whose body was found at the bottom of a paper pulping vat with a weight around his neck at the former James River Paper Mill in Green Bay, Wisconsin. As a result, 6 of his co-workers were initially convicted in his death.

The official logline is as follows:

When a man is murdered by drowning in a paper pulp vat, a small town clamors for justice, and his brother comes face to face with the slippery nature of objective truth. Beyond Human Nature chronicles the grisly Tom Monfils homicide investigation of 1992 through the eyes of the people who lived it.

We don't exactly review movies or recommend them here at Resketch. Still, given the uniqueness and proximity to the paper industry, this is one of those documentaries you just have to see.

The film has a 100% Critic Score, 98% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, 7/10 stars on IMDb, and an average 4-star rating on Letterboxd.

As of this posting, Beyond Human Nature can be streamed, rented, or purchased through the following services: Fubo, Tubi, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and Redbox.

Enjoy, and let us know what you think in the comments.

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